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Dowie is a Dalriadan-Scottish name, no doubt originally for a person who lived in the Macildowie territory. The name Dowie is a shortened form of the place-name, and surname, Macildowie. In Gaelic, MacIldowie means "son of the black lad"

Dowie Early Origins



The surname Dowie was first found in on the Isle of Iona, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Dowie Spelling Variations


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Dowie Spelling Variations



Spelling variations were extremely common in medieval names, since scribes from that era recorded names according to sound rather than a standard set of rules. Dowie has appeared in various documents spelled Dowie, Dowey, Douie, Douey, MacIldowie, MacIldowy and others.

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Dowie Early History


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Dowie Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dowie research. Another 216 words (15 lines of text) covering the year 1400 is included under the topic Early Dowie History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dowie Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dowie Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Dowie Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Many who arrived from Scotland settled along the east coast of North America in communities that would go on to become the backbones of the young nations of the United States and Canada. In the American War of Independence, many settlers who remained loyal to England went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Their descendants later began to recover the lost Scottish heritage through events such as the highland games that dot North America in the summer months. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Dowie family emigrate to North America:

Dowie Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Dowie, who landed in Maryland in 1762 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Dowie Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Dowie who settled in Philadelphia in 1839

Dowie Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Andrew Dowie, a cooper, who arrived in New South Wales, Australia sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • John Murray Dowie, aged 33, a tailor, who arrived in South Australia in 1860 aboard the ship "Schah Jehan"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dowie (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Dowie (post 1700)



  • John Alexander Dowie (1847-1907), American religious leader
  • Iain Dowie (b. 1965), football manager and coach
  • Freda Dowie (b. 1928), British television actress
  • John Dowie, British pop artist
  • James Dowie, Owner of the James Dowie & Son Shipping Line

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Other References

  1. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  2. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
  4. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  5. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  6. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  7. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  8. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
  9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  10. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
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The Dowie Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dowie Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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